Reverse Cell Phone Lookup: Police Trace an “Untraceable” Phone
Last month, New York State police enjoyed the opportunity to put a cocky criminal in his place. Police operators received seven calls from a young man who enjoyed teasing and threatening the police. He claimed to be calling from an untraceable cell phone, bragged about riding stolen all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) with his friends, and proclaimed himself too smart to be caught. The police enjoyed the challenge to prove him wrong.
On a daily basis, we hear about new technologies and devices that help with locating phones, tracing caller activity, unmasking hidden numbers – you name it. This daredevil had made a tragic mistake, thinking he had in his possession a gadget that made his phone completely untraceable. How naive of him to think he could possibly have come across a technology as yet unavailable to the police.
It didn’t take long